Start: August 25, 2020 7:00 pm
End: August 25, 2020 8:00 pm

Venue: Riverbank Discovery Centre
545 Conservation Drive Brandon Manitoba R7A 7L8
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Accessibility: For questions about accessibility and accommodations, please contact MCIC directly at 204-987-6420 or email MCIC

Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) is hosting a Braindate Series on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Join them on the first Walk the Talk of the series in Brandon, for a walk and respectful conversation on topics related to sustainability and the SDGs!

Walk the Talk is a public event series hosted by the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation that offers an opportunity for Manitobans to engage in and discuss topics related to international issues and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is a braindate discussion series where participants engage in conversation with other citizens who think globally while experiencing nature. Our first event will take place in Brandon. Stay tuned for your opportunity to Walk the Talk with us in Gimli in September, and Winnipeg in October!

Who Should Go: Manitobans! Any citizen who thinks globally really. You don’t need to be an expert – we just expect respectful conversation. This event is wheelchair accessible. Service animals.

Who Should Stay Home: Anyone feeling unwell. Your four-legged fur babies; no pets please.

What You Should Bring: Your own re-usable water bottle – refilling station available. Your thoughts. Washrooms available inside the Riverbank Discovery Centre. Comfortable footwear. Masks are welcome. We will be observing any current Manitoba Public Health recommendations.

How Does it Work: When you register you’ll be asked to select your top three discussion topics. When you arrive at the event, you’ll be paired with a walking partner. We’ll do our best to pair you with someone who is interested in the same top topic.

Respectful conversation means: Ideas are discussed freely, and all people are respected.

Topics for Conversation:

Theme 1, SDG 11 & SDG 9: Can international industry Build Back Better after COVID-19 to reduce air pollution while still advancing economically?

Theme 2, SDG 5: What should be included in a national (any country) feminist pandemic response strategy in order to address the gender inequalities exacerbated by COVID-19?

Theme 3, SDG 4 & SDG 10: Can quality education be achieved in the Global South during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Theme 4, SDG 3: If COVID-19 lockdowns are re-instated during colder/winter months how do you plan to cope regarding personal health and well-being?

Theme 5, SDG 12: Besides buying Fairtrade certified goods, how can Canadian consumers stop child labour in the Global South?

Sounds great! I want to Walk the Talk!

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